|HAK - Eternityscape [od023] - HAK|
it seems we're specializing in world/ethnic music! anyway, not ethnotronic this time, but celtic! the track is really short (about 2:45 mins), but we can find everything we always dreamt for in this piece; great strings, guitars, awesome flutes, harps, ethnic beats, crystal sounds, and whatever, melt in a pure, eternal soundtrack-like landscape. we dreamt with m2, we have just dreamt with asha, and now we dream with hak!
|Transient - Whole Symesta EP [od064] - Transient|
After his remarkable appearance on the Cucina Vagabonda compilation, Transient gently steps again into the lovable world of sweeping synths and melodious rhythms 'n arpeggios. Tough at parts, yet mellow and expansed, always fading in beauty; an exemplar taste of melodic idm, synth-pop flavoured and so much poetic. As if in a tale where little fairies cure ill mini-robots. One of the best releases of 2004 already.
Keywords: IDM; Ambient
Downloads: 5,596 (2 reviews)
|Lullatone - Whispering Rhythmically / Ice Water [od070] - Lullatone|
Here is a two-tracks EP from the japanese artist Lullatone, already known for his outstanding releases and appearances on Childisc, Audiodregs and Plop records. As on those publications, the artist (Shawn, often assisted by the vocalist Yoshimi Tomida) layers glitch/ambient mellow pulses over a somber minimal layer of electronic shading (a combination of notes, drones, toys), flowing like icy water in a warmy canal...
Keywords: IDM; Glitch; Ambient
Downloads: 7,207 (2 reviews)
|Various Artists - Cucina Vagabonda [od061] - Various Artists|
A year after the releasing of the first compendium, Ogredung proposes you a release even more surprising and passionate than the succesful Snowsky. Without replicating modules and strategies, our audacious experimentators reveal themselves as endowed with an outstanding creativity. The tasty carnet of contributors spaces in a variety of styles and tendencies that go from Paolo Veneziani's (Tibprod, Cobalt) neo-cosmic sounds to Puyopuyo's (19-t, Gagarin) fierce weirdo-synthpop, without losing sig...
Downloads: 11,584 (1 review)
|Books on Tape - Man Alive EP [od058] - Books on Tape|
Todd Drootin from California, also known as Books on Tape, has a plethora of releases on so many labels (and netlabels) and runs such cool projects (he's b0ss of the Subverseco netlabel as well) that we actually had no few troubles in drawing a somewhat evolutionistic line of his work; one thing we are sure of: he's certainly one of the greatest working minds under the ground of the underground electronics nowadays...
Downloads: 3,455 (2 reviews)
|Hexa - C-o [od026] - Hexa|
this c o [dub], astonishes us, as if a deep, melancholic melody slowly grows up from the very depths of our hearts, and once in our head, we can't do anything but let it take us to the heavens.
Downloads: 372 (1 review)
|Mikrokiko - Temporallynonmunito [od075] - Mikrokiko|
Mikrokiko's music sounds like a lukewarm pool of half-sunk clicks, a well-thought blending of dub reconstructive cuts and unpretentious micronoises; a boiling cup of resonating waves, where rhythm and melody fluctuate and eventually meld together. Mikrokiko is a tasteful experience of relaxing minimal noise dub (which is strongly recommended to listen to as a whole), something to enjoy with a glass of something and an expansed mind.
Keywords: Minimal-Dub; Microsound
|Paolo Veneziani - 1995-2005 [od072] - Paolo Veneziani|
A series of releases of untold beauty has seen Paolo Veneziani as a protagonist of deep sound experimentation and this truth is not to be argued at the present state of things. This beautiful double-release flows like a river, and the undiscussable execution of the tracks (some of which are re-mastered) brings a level of professionality hardly reachable by todays average in electronic music. Fifteen compositions which sound like joie-de-vivre in its true (though vague) romantic sound, and that c...
Keywords: Ambient; Soundscape
|MbROMO - Untitled EP [od043] - MbROMO|
Our new head brings his first EP together with new moods in the ogre's house. The first track, right in your face, much drill'n'bass yeah, a bit dreamy, and the bass is played live. It presents a happy collection of music, even though the following ones are much more 'blue' than it. The whole work is a made with technique, nothing is casual, and thank god, this is something whistleable at last! Nothing to do with obviousity though, we can advert some airs a la Tao in some pieces, and this should...
|Stonda - Codename: Axia [od025] - Stonda|
proudly ogredung releases its first track from a european country (apart italy), that is, the finnish stonda and his codename axia. hmm if i'm not wrong we already released some noise, with leaving the candygirl by purusha (ogredung#08), and now noise is back with this great tune! harshing breakbeats, dark noise ambients, recycled grooves... hmm we love it, definitely honey for our ears!
Keywords: Electronic; Rhythmic Noise
|in|_difference vs Silent Poets - To come... [od052] - in|_difference|
Leader of recylcedarea and ko_lo and artist himself, in|_difference (from Italy yea) struggles against the poets of silence to give light to a creature of unknown poetry and beauty: ambientish plain strings dress up with panning and constant-retrigging breakbeats and repeating voices in an always-growing reverse-melodies flavoured piece of music; the simple retrigs bring the track towards a more bodymoving rhythmic at the ending part, which i wouldnt have disliked if a bit longer...
|Purusha - f~ [od030] - Purusha|
basing on an original module by the japanese tracker nik, purusha tries to extirpate what he mostly likes and re-track it according to his own mind. so that he seems trying to pronounce that letter ('f', that is) with his own pitch, his own volume, his own musical apparatus. the result is a dnb-ish track, to loop, quite faithful to the original, and quite different to be what people call a remix, even if it is mostly like a review.
Keywords: Electronic; Ambient/Dnb
|Makunouchi Bento - Children of moog [vacuum mix] [od051] - Makunouchi Bento|
Intelligent electro-doses are set free from this vacuum mix: dry and well balanced, and tough, minimal and deep, alienating, flowing and digging sounds. Electronic bounces and cyber melodies composed with hip-hop, reversed and retrigged rhythmics, but very still at the same time. Values of deepness and composure are emerging, values of research and push towards something not clear and defined yet, but keeping that a-normal silhouette typical of the romanian duo.
|Paolo Veneziani - Perpetual green [od053] - Paolo Veneziani|
Surprising 9mins of minimal/cybernoise sonorities in the kingdom of neo cosmic music; tender pads accompain our trip made of colossal robotic movements and steam vents, interlacing with a-rhythmic retrigging clips and disappearing in a melancholic nature where industries are annihilated. Underwater grey remains but the wind dissolves the noise in spacial heights. This is joie de vivre.
|Planet Boelex - Never change [od079] - Planet Boelex|
Planet Boelex is already known for his incredibly successful releases on Monotonik, and Ogredung already had the pleasant chance to host him with the monster hit 'No Business Like' (078), which met the favours of hundreds of fortunate electronic heads worldspread. "Never change" sounds kind and charming, yet intriguing, a voice who promises that would take care of you, and that little later for you would open up new worlds, unroll an endless succession of magnificent possibilities...
Keywords: Melodic Electronica; IDM
Downloads: 4,731 (3 reviews)
|Makunouchi Bento - Live at TM04BASE [od068] - Makunouchi Bento|
Makunouchi Bento has created a very personal style over the years, working with melody, noise and rhythm and often leaving some space for more explosive sounds and beats; this live recording is a continuation and expansion of themes brought up on 'Rokurokubi' (the numia battle winner track) and 'Kunitoki' - at times it is playing with bits of somehow dark and intriguing japanese vocals and atmospheric textures, acoustic bleeps and noises that later develop a ground-breaking, urban/dub breakbeat,...
Keywords: Tribal; IDM; Ambient/Dnb
Downloads: 1,747 (1 review)
|Purusha & Friends - Iro EP [od040] - Purusha, Hexa, Ooi|
Purusha had some unreleased/unfinished tracks and as they weren't that bad at all he decided to fix'em and pack'em in a unique ep, helped by some other dudes (japanese mates Hexa and Ooi). the result is this 40 mins album made of colours, from a minimalistic sinewavish yellow to a truly white weirdness passing through heavy moments of xperimentalism. each colour hides of course a symbolic meaning and its own drawin technique on different frames....
Keywords: IDM; Glitch; Experimental; Ambient
Downloads: 1,644 (2 reviews)
|Makunouchi Bento feat. Nagz - Morninfizik (rmx) [od066] - Makunouchi Bento & Nagz|
Although thought as a reprise of old amazing scene song Morninfizik, Makunouchi Bento and Nagz exult in this lovable effort with a bit of nostalgy and gameable moods; we personally like to consider this track as an adieu-tune from the duo, and a grandious welcome to the hungarian alias lurked behind the Nagz moniker, an everlasting name in the netscene. In things such as the deliberately cheesy chippy-synth lines or trippy touches, Morninfizik is definitely the song to long for.
Keywords: Chipstyle; Electropop
|Various Artists - Snowsky & No Ink [od055] - Various Artists|
Amazing compendium of amazing artists for this second cd-r release on Ogredung (and 55th mp3 release as well), where we decided to include something like how_we_can_electro_xperiment_nowadays_during_xmas_period. And yes we love the result: from Makunouchi Bento's white eclectic (and really xmas-ish) IDM, to Minez's ultra-sharp IDM, passing through Hinori's free-jazz, Paolo Veneziani's kicking electro, Vizion's aerial mellowness, Luca Sigurtà and Purusha's mellow noise, Neelka's breakbeat intell...
|Vizion - Ai [od063] - Vizion|
Vizion's attractive trademark is that he always got something lovely to talk about. The Ai EP follows his recent contribution on the Cucina Vagabonda compilation as an authentic whispered progress in the microcosmos of naive beauties, all immersed in a dense romantic noisy air and randomly touching, still pulsating softly and begging for a smile.
|MbROMO - No l' FFwd EP [od048] - MbROMO|
Giulio Li back with his brand new 3-tracks EP.. sorting out to be always developing his techs and mind, and presenting more and more persuading music for us, as already happened with the great Tao and his Subtle series. Noise-driven electro-hurry-up basslines make us play with the ideal hi-speed racing game we're been waiting for. Frantic b-beats of high quality collide with blue carillons in the following tracks and 180bpm dark/noisestep/drill'n'bass gets the upper hand on the hinted cheeky mel...
|Oto - Time [od038] - Oto|
after a looong period of idleness our xperimental-ongakka oto brings some fresh house-ish experimentalism, for the first time on ogredung we guess. maybe you could turn up your nose by hearing this but we are sure you're gonna love this track as we already do. ;) even if u'll need more listenings (time, indeed) to fully enjoy this piece, you'll be able to appreciate it as a grand chillin' deep cocktail served with chords and tickings...
|Makunouchi Bento - Mipoetri (Triedan mix) [od059] - Makunouchi Bento|
Our very constant-releasing chill duo Makunouchi Bento is really making us fall in love with lusk and crunchy atmospheres. Remixing one of their best net-releases ever (Mipoetri, out on Miasmah), they let us take our hearts again with this unique piece of electronica for young lovers. Throughout the beats and the IDM melodies we're learning to know probably the best IDM/chill artistic duo in Romania -and we want more...
Downloads: 1,432 (1 review)
|M2 - Sky raunge [od021] - M2|
with a clearly recognizable style the oriental boy puts down a great techno melody and -yes- piano notes make us dreamin' once again. the song plays quietly its chords and as always we are surrounded by the general environment, as if staring a clear and azurine landscape.
Keywords: Ambient Techno
Downloads: 602 (2 reviews)
|Xhale vs Furious Anger - Stapephilia [od031] - Xhale vs Furious Anger|
stapephilia melts dark trippy flavours with synths and minimalism as we're used to love, and -yes- my friends, this new releases-cup couldn't start in a better way. a new life spring, for the angry casual listener but also for an open-minded xhaling lover; intelligent, as always. ethereal vocals and deep basses bring us in the bbeat hell, superb.
Downloads: 1,777 (1 review)
|Purusha vs Hexa - Neutral red [akai] [od028] - Purusha vs Hexa|
melting hexa's usual intelligent, minimal melodies with the virtuoso's weird bbeats and kickies, make this release something you cannot lose. originally meant for the upcoming iro EP by purusha, these guys finally decided to release it as a single piece of tactical electronica, and we can't help but be happy for this.
Downloads: 990 (1 review)
|Minez - Trhall [od042] - Minez|
This is something for all you crazy IDM/xperimental lovers, which you can't _absolutely_ miss. Minez from Japan makes us feel really proud of being an electro-netlabel, by releasing this little piece of art of undistinguishable beauty; sweet, smiley melodies flying in an anime scene accompanied by crazy beats+snares, and hi-freq hihats and tempo-tickers make all the landscape toss and twirl in a fairy azure sky...
Downloads: 479 (1 review)
|Makunouchi Bento - Kunitoki (edit) [od045] - Makunouchi Bento|
More electroxperimentalism from our fav dynamic duo; Wakax and Qewza take and wear their gusoku for some truly evil occasion. Nipponic voices straight from inferno and totally crazy beats attack our mind and go directly into the brain; a continuous assault to our senses, which definitely explodes after 3mins of cyber intro. A demon is being driven out from one of the numerous, countless hells underground, and with his beautiful smile makes us participants of his sumptuous feast; but, we can neve...
|M2 - Dream beats [od015] - M2|
the boy takes the piano and puts down a perfect melody to be heard with some speedup d'n'b breaks and beats. maybe a little bit oldskool, but we love it anyway, and -yes- we dream when we look at this!
Downloads: 532 (1 review)
|Minez - Reusable sticker [od046] - Minez|
Fancying this natural grace and nodding while smiling is something we can't really help doing. Repetitive, but celestial notes wear a tough hi-freq base interlacing with trembles and reverse hits and sweet caressable -yet hidden- movements, which we can only guess the existence of. Very animesque and enjoyable this one, will be difficult to listen to this less than 5 times a day my friends.
Downloads: 1,364 (2 reviews)
|Devic - Midnight ruminations [od024] - Devic|
"Darkness comes everyday. Darkness never harmed anyone, yet people are afraid of the dark. They choose to stay out of darkness. This song depicts the beauty of darkness. Many times at night, we get thoughts and ideas that affect our life. This song is about them." this is what our new psycho indian member says about his first great release on ogredung. and -believe him guys- the music is really dark, minimal, psychedelic...
|Ooi - Uw2 [od032] - Ooi|
as soon as we received this track we literally fell in love with it, intelligent, a little bit melancholy, perfectly fitting with xmas. exactly as we love. the main, mellow, soft melodies are dressed with bleeps and click surrounding mech bdrums, into an eternal loop we truly hope will never end. but it ends, it's broken, and we cannot help but pressing play on tape again. :)
Keywords: Electronic; Ambient/noise
|Unit21 & Neurotron - Lain [od065] - Uni21, Neurotron|
Seemingly inspired by knowing what a ballad to a virtual girlfriend would sound, Unit21 from Russia approaches the listener with piano motions and electronic tapestries, a portion of life captured in a soundtrack-ish space of sounds. And way captivating is Neurotron's re-mix of the song, drifting in a melodic and composed approach to techno, and combining the soft beats with the layered, moody atmospheres of Unit21's proposal; intended more as a listening experience than a dancefloor smasher.
Keywords: Techno; Electroballad; Ambient
|Vizion - Naive [od044] - Vizion|
Crazy but well-constructed and constant beats interlace with a lullabye-ish carillon melody, all accompanied by a superb -again- groovy bassline and tempo hihats. Hmm yea naive would be the right word but hey the real description comes with the song itself innit? The whole track is really _full_ of itself, genuine and a bit ingenuous; "ignorance is bliss" says our guest and we nod with assent.
|Skybax - Marmelade dream [od027] - Skybax|
well after more than two weeks we come back with another track from finland! our guest brings a new fashion by releasing some foodish music, yes, sweet sugar-synthpoppish marmelade, fast and happy i should say, with some commercial dance inflections broken by mechs. what we need is some butter, and we can taste it in all its flavour.
|Kaneel - On that chair [od050] - Kaneel|
Beyond the border, under the sun, time flows and notes see the light in that dark time. Under the sea, noiseless vortexes appear and disappear; they look like strange flowers to me. Into the abyss, cyber-electro cute animals live their life with joy and thoughtlessness, under the sun-god, over the throne, sat on that chair. The artist finds the inner beauty of things, and through music conceives a certain unique melancholy effect, which we already referred to as joie de vivre.
|Karaoke Tundra - Killing Balls EP [od076] - Karaoke Tundra|
Karaoke Tundra handles brave sounds and he's extremely good at it; these 4 tracks have the peculiarity to sound strong and deep, enjoyable and funny to listen to while leaving a spot of entertained interest in the listener's head. Despite the extremely reduced choice of channels in each song, everything works so nice that it's impossible to turn off the player after the first listen. One is simply induced to press play on tape again and get back to that "what did I just hear?"...
Keywords: Instrumental Hip-Hop; Beat
|Los Hermanos Eguales - Diversi Occhi EP [od056] - Los Hermanos Eguales|
Good old authenticly experimental insanity from this great italian electropercussionist we didn't miss to bring you as an exclusive for your tired and proved ears. Something new, powerful, decisive, and sexual, maybe.
|Makunouchi Bento - Micat (live) [od054] - Makunouchi Bento|
Soon after the TM02BASE live-set in Romania, Micat is delivered here to us and we cant help enjoying this crazy IDM/synth inspired piece of electroacustics as if we were there. The chill dynamic duo is this time undertaking a different kind of path through dis-intelligence, dark-flavoured synthetic airs and drummism a la Kunitoki. The whole piece is a pendulum in a long-time experienced experimental life.
|Asha - Rising sun, the son of God [od022] - Asha|
maybe the first track on ogredung containing (indian/arabesque) vocals, it seems we're going directly towards an ethnotronic world. the beats perfectly interlace with growing synths and vibrato flutes, the guitar (or what is that, maybe sitar?) notes contribute painting an epic image of the whole piece, thus leaving us a nice world-ambient landscape.
|Planet Boelex - No Business Like [od078] - Planet Boelex|
A refined meeting between eccentric perfection and vibrating rhythms has always distinguished Planet Boelex's works amidst the releases in the catalogue of any label really; discrete hints, beats like opaque diamonds set in sweet and inspiring harmonies. A track like a hidden secret, pulsating, enterprising, but perfectly structured IDM, drawn as a sensual figure provided with an enwrapping sensuality...
|Marco Messina - Ubik EP [od069] - Marco Messina|
Marco Messina has been active for more than 10 years with 99 Posse, a historic Italian band, and many other musical projects (Nous and KyÃƒÂ² among the others), of which Resina (the result of the meeting with Retina.it) is probably the most succesful act at the time being. With this release, he confirms his steady presence in the vibrating scapes of minimal electronics, keeping an eye open on the analogic and its lively outcome, glowing like a physical manipulation on the musical matter...
Downloads: 1,690 (1 review)
|Paolo Veneziani - Quadramusic [od057] - Paolo Veneziani|
And this is musical impressionism. White nights darkened by ligetian pure brushes, a mental-audio continuum: this is how the solar system would sound, if it ever sounded. Our research ends between solar pads and metal drops on the floor, between the joy of the return to home and the consciousness to have left something in the space.
|Duvet - Textures EP [od041] - Duvet|
Finally, we can taste some fresh UK xperimentalism, as if the three tracks were made by converting directly simple images to music. The intro track, a bit uneasy indeed, bubbling and hissing in panbrello, with uncomfortable melodies and repeating beats all over the way; which grandly takes us to glassy orchestras made of crystaline streams of sinewaves, flowin and leaping in green cyber-meadows. The artist's uneasiness is then highlighted by a final wall of silk, all around our head, safer beats...
|Oto - Empty [od014] - Oto|
we were announcing his entrance as a new member a few days ago, now here he is with his first freshrelease on ogredung! empty is, indeed, something different from his usual style -he says-, an experimental track. anyway, we really like it! a deep-synth meditative ambient track, this one, mostly broken and melodically impressive. chippy-choppy pieces of dark-mechanical goa strike down the listener with unusual and unexpected movements...
|Makunouchi Bento - Crisp (q's qrocant mix) [od037] - Makunouchi Bento|
the romanian chill duo astonishes our baka minds with a ray of crystal loveliness; portray of a reverie landscape, enfolding sunny spots of greenery, and giving the sensation of such a beautiful sound that u can never hear in earth. crispy butterbeats and yea qrocant mellowness, all overgrowin with azure moss and flowers so sweet, and the senses faint picturing them; while far below water-blooms and melodic winds which wear the sapless foliage of this candid ocean, know the voice, and suddendly ...
|Darkhalo - Alloy [od036] - Darkhalo|
Continuing in that obscure mood we started with this cup of releases, this Alloy definitely melts up in a mechanical environment emptiness and fullness at the same time. Big and blared kicks accompanied by distant piano loops together with full surrounding thunders leave space to more ethereal and airy pads; a broken, deep trip-hop piece is the result. The artist seems to care about his well-known capability of mastering different music styles, and with this release Darkhalo builds a cathedral t...
Downloads: 1,667 (4 reviews)
|Jobe - Like flares all alight with longing lost in the thickest fog of all [od062] - Jobe|
Jobe from Finland is the first Ogredung artist to provide dark ambient-ish soundmoods, after some more electro-experimental episodes (Paolo Veneziani, Darkhalo, Duvet), ranging in the wide spectre of industrial sonorities; the result is a 17 mins journey throught the dim, enlightened by dismal hints of harmony and mechanical vapours of noise. This is certainly not the average darkscaped movement of patterns typical of the amateur ambient school, and Jobe confirms himself as one of the most promi...
|Datorpunk - What total age? [od073] - Datorpunk|
Erik Svensson's EBM is amazingly crafted and catchy, structured with samples and minimal noise influences throughout the bass-driven tracks, all conveying into dancey, layered songs that you can easily become addicted to. All of this, together with fast-paced recalls to certain dark atmospheres and rhythms typical of early electro-body music, make "What total age?" a kicking and moving 3-tracker, a work you will play loud to enjoy it full and hard-hitting, sometimes saturated in its density but ...
Keywords: Synth; EBM
|Talk Show Host - Città Sottili [od067] - Talk Show Host|
Talk Show Host is an italian 4-men electronic project, pendling between IDM and noise-ambient, high-end glitch and clicky warmth; Città Sottili is a whole journey passing through catchy ambient-driven intelligent electronics (being Harlem the pearl here), poppy beats, micronoises and warm sub-drumsets (Lisbon), all growing and living in eighteen pleasant minutes; a masterpiece of its kind, really recommended.
Keywords: IDM; Drones